QAD To Host 17th Annual Customer Conference June 8 - 13: Registration Now Open for Explore 2008 in Orlando, Florida

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QAD, Inc (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, will host its 17th annual customer conference - QAD Explore 2008 - on June 8-13, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. This premier annual conference for QAD customers will focus on latest product innovations, competitive strategies and best practices to achieve The Perfect Lean Market. Also new this year will be two additional days of optional education classes offered through "Education at Explore," a hands-on, customer-focused training curriculum, taking place June 12 and 13.

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The addition of Education at Explore this year provides attendees with the opportunity to learn even more about QAD through full-day educational tracks, following the main conference.

    The extensive QAD Explore 2008 conference program covers solutions, technology and services strategies that will help attendees create business advantage for their enterprise manufacturing organization. The conference provides powerful and informative sessions in three main areas: Solutions, Customer Experience, and Business Trends, and features enlightening keynotes and an invaluable Solutions Expo, plus networking opportunities for attendees to interact with their industry peers.

QAD Enterprise Applications 2008

A much anticipated highlight of this year's event will be the debut of QAD Enterprise Applications 2008 (QAD 2008), the latest evolution of QAD's global software solution. Rich in new features and industry-specific functionality, QAD 2008, with the all-new QAD Enterprise Financials, an elegant user interface plus enhancements to QAD's Manufacturing, Distribution, and Customer Management solutions, is designed to help QAD customers of all sizes to stay ahead in the ever-changing world of global manufacturing.

"QAD 2008 combines user efficiency, flexibility and functional sophistication, providing customers the most powerful release of QAD software to date," said Gordon Fleming, chief marketing officer with QAD. "With QAD 2008, customers get an elegant enterprise solution that can accommodate their unique business requirements, and with QAD, they're assured a trusted partner who is committed to providing software and services that create true business advantage."

Education at Explore

New to Explore this year are full-day education sessions, being held following the main conference on Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13. QAD designed these classes to deliver real knowledge transfer and improved productivity back at the office. Education at Explore topics include:

-- QAD Enterprise Financials

-- QAD Enterprise Applications (Core)

-- QAD Upgrade Seminar

-- QAD Performance Tuning Seminar


"Our annual customer conference provides an opportunity for global manufacturers to realize the full potential of QAD enterprise solutions, while networking with colleagues and sharing best practices for manufacturing success," Fleming said. "The addition of Education at Explore this year provides attendees with the opportunity to learn even more about QAD through full-day educational tracks, following the main conference."

For more information on Explore 2008 and to register, please visit, or email

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products use QAD applications at approximately 5,800 licensed sites in more than 90 countries and in as many as 27 languages. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805 684 6614, or visit the QAD Web site at:

"QAD" is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or Company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to QAD Investors:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2007 ended January 31, 2007.

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